The Fae Richards Photo Archive is part of  artist Zoe Leonard and filmmaker Cheryl Dunye’s collaborative film project, “The Watermelon Woman,” (1996) for the Whitney Biennial. The photographic narrative traces the life of the fictional character Fae Richards, an African-American actress born in the early twentieth century, through her old age and involvement in the civil rights movement. The staged photos used as documentation for the film are presented as an intimate photo album, available at the Whitney Shop

[Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), detail of The Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993-96. Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Photography Committee]

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The Fae Richards Photo Archive is part of  artist Zoe Leonard and filmmaker Cheryl Dunye’s collaborative film project, “The Watermelon Woman,” (1996) for the Whitney Biennial. The photographic narrative traces the life of the fictional character Fae Richards, an African-American actress born in the early twentieth century, through her old age and involvement in the civil rights movement. The staged photos used as documentation for the film are presented as an intimate photo album, available at the Whitney Shop

[Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), detail of The Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993-96. Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Photography Committee]

The Fae Richards Photo Archive is part of  artist Zoe Leonard and filmmaker Cheryl Dunye’s collaborative film project, “The Watermelon Woman,” (1996) for the Whitney Biennial. The photographic narrative traces the life of the fictional character Fae Richards, an African-American actress born in the early twentieth century, through her old age and involvement in the civil rights movement. The staged photos used as documentation for the film are presented as an intimate photo album, available at the Whitney Shop

[Zoe Leonard (b. 1961), detail of The Fae Richards Photo Archive, 1993-96. Gelatin silver prints and chromogenic prints, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and the Photography Committee]

The Fae Richards Photo Archive is part of  artist Zoe Leonard…

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